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Site Update: New Look and New Home

Welcome to the new look ‘History for Today’ Blog. Sure, it hasn’t changed a huge amount at this stage, but it does have a new appearance with a better header image, along with a few smaller subtle changes you may be able to pick. The ‘About’ page has also been updated, providing some context to the changes.

If you had previously visited the website associated with this Blog in the past, you will also see that that has also now changed. I have moved from my previous location to a dedicated Facebook Page – the site no longer being a lesser page of my Tracing Our History website (which has also moved to a Facebook Page). I am hoping this will be a much better fit for all of my history interests over time.

In short, the movement across to Facebook is all about finances – my inability to meet the massive increases in web hosting costs. It was just too expensive to continue and I thought I would have to just simply quit everything. Then I thought I would move to Facebook and have a fresh start, as well as giving ‘History – A Study of the Past,’ its very own dedicated Page there. It will of course take time to get the Page as I want it to be, as the move became necessary in a very short time frame (when I got the bill for the upcoming year of web hosting – it had more than doubled).

So please pop over to the Facebook Page and ‘like it’ and visit regularly to experience the growth of the Page. Thanks for visiting.

P.S. – There is also plenty of opportunity for enhanced interaction on the Facebook Page – commenting, etc.

Illustrated History of Facebook

Ten Years of Facebook

Website: Facebook Timeline Featuring History of the Internet

The link below is to a Facebook Page featuring a history of the Internet in its Timeline.

For more visit:

Today in History – 15 May 1940

USA: The First McDonald’s Restaurant Opens In San Bernardino, California

On this day in 1940 the first McDonald’s Restaurant opened in San Bernardino, California in the United States. This first restaurant was opened by Richard and Maurice McDonald. Ronald McDonald didn’t arrive on the scene until 1967.

Australia’s first McDonald’s restaurant opened in 1971 in Yagoona (Sydney), New South Wales, Australia. There are now almost 800 McDonald’s restaurants around the country.

For more on McDonald’s and there history visit:


For more on McDonald’s in Australia visit:

McDonald’s on Facebook


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